Re: Pinning question
On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 03:50:17PM -0700, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:28:28PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> > On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 23:48:39 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > >
> > > Don't pin between stable and anything newer, or you'll end up just
> > > having some serious cascading dependencies that will result in you
> > > running testing or unstable in the end anyway. See also:
> > > apt-pinning considered harmful unless you *really* know what it's
> > > going to do.
> > >
> > > Use http://www.apt-get.org/ to find good backports for woody
> > > instead.
> > I thought pinning seemed dicey when I first read up on it.
> > Whenever I think of the word "pinning", I have this persistent visual
> > of how entymologists store insects.
> Blanket statements like the above aren't usually incorrect. I using
> pinning in one form or another on the majority of my systems, quite a
> few of which are stable. Pinning is a very useful feature, you just
> need to be aware of what it is doing.
I agree and I have recently addedd few warning words on myocument to
prevent more newbies getting trapped. (debian-reference-en)
The thing is so many programs depend on newer glibc, perl, bash, ...